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Microsoft Surface Full Specs, Pricing & Availability (Press Release)

October 16, 2012 6 Comments

The leaked pricing from before stands tall as Microsoft has issued the press release for pricing, specs and availability. One thing that bothers me though is that it seems that the Surface bundle will only include black keyboards. Those of you looking for a color option will have to buy them separately and it will add $20 to your total.

Microsoft Surface RT

  • $499 – 32GB version without Touch Cover
  • $599 – 32GB version with the Touch Cover
  • $699 – 64GB version with the Touch Cover

Stand Alone Covers

  • $119.99 – Touch Cover (white, red, black, blue, and purple)
  • $129.99 – Type Cover  (black)

Availablity:

Surface will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 26, 2012, at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores. In addition, Surface will be available for sale online in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States

Specs:

  • Exterior
    • 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons
  • Storage
    • 32 GB; 64 GB
  • CPU
    • NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM
  • Wireless
    • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Cameras
    • Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing
  • Audio
    • Two microphones, stereo speakers
  • Ports
    • Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port
  • Sensors
    • Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
  • Power Supply
    • 24W power supply
  • Warranty
    • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Apps (included)
    • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview2 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games

 

Press Release:

Microsoft Announces New Surface Details

Ahead of Oct. 26 launch, Microsoft outlines pricing, market availability and special limited quantity pre-order.

REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 16, 2012 – Microsoft Corp. today released new details about its highly anticipated Microsoft Surface, a tablet PC designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows. In addition to pricing and market availability, the company announced a special limited-quantity pre-order for Surface with Windows RT available 9 a.m. PDT. Those who want to learn more or pre-order can visit http://www.Surface.com.

Surface delivers the power of amazing software and the feel of premium hardware in one exciting experience. Originally unveiled in June, Surface with Windows RT will initially be available in three SKUs: a 32GB version priced at US$499, a 32GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$599, and a 64GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$699.

A variety of accessories will also be available, including Touch Covers in five vibrant colors – black, white, magenta, cyan and red – priced at US$119.99 so customers can express their personal style. Customers will also have the option to purchase a Type Cover in black for US$129.99, which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.

Surface will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 26, 2012, at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores. In addition, Surface will be available for sale online in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. See Surface.com for more details.

Additional Product Information – Surface With Windows RT

Software
• Surface with Windows RT comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (which includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote)

Exterior
• 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches, 1.5 pounds, VaporMg casing, dark titanium color, volume and power buttons

Storage
• 32 GB; 64 GB

CPU
• NVIDIA T30, 2 GB of RAM

Wireless
• Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Cameras
• Two 720p HD cameras, front- and rear-facing

Audio
• Two microphones, stereo speakers

Ports
• Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, HD video out port, cover port

Sensors
• Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass

Power Supply
• 24W power supply

Warranty
• One-year limited hardware warranty

Apps (included)
• Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview2 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote), Windows Mail and Windows Messaging, SkyDrive, Windows Internet Explorer 10, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games

Those interested in learning more or pre-ordering can visit http://www.Surface.com or follow Surface on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Surface and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/surface.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/richeymeister Mark Richey

    8 markets “across the world” now there is a let down.

  • http://twitter.com/MrXBob Mr XBob

    Sounds good overall, not happy with the $199 price for the touch cover though. It looks awesome and I’m sure the tech isn’t cheap, but they’ll really struggle to justify that price for what most people will simple see as “a keyboard”.

    Either way, I now worry about what the Pro price will be…

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      The touch cover is 119.99 : )

      • http://twitter.com/MrXBob Mr XBob

        Oops my bad, still very expensive!

        • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

          Yeah… I thought it be half that

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